The line-up for this year’s Monster Energy Drink Rock Allegiance Tour has been announced, with Volbeat set to headline and HIM, All That Remains, and Airbourne rounding out the rest of the bill. Volbeat are currently on their North American Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Tour, hitting a few major U.S. festivals including Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion. HIM are on their own headlining tour as well, while Airbourne is touring with The Darkness. All That Remains are hitting the global festival circuit hard, playing Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, and Rock Fest in the U.S., Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Mair 1 Festival in Germany, and more. They will also be supporting Volbeat and Stone Sour on their individual headlining tours in-between festival appearances.
Just a few weeks ago, Volbeat released their fifth studio album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.The record has taken the band to whole new level, giving them their first Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 at #9. On April 30, HIM released their long-awaited new album, Tears On Tape, via Razor & Tie. It’s the band’s first new studio LP in three years. All That Remains are still touring off their 2012 effort, A War You Cannot Win, which hit #13 on the Billboard Top 200. Airbourne are set to release their first new album in three years, Black Dog Barking, on May 21. The band’s first two albums both charted in the Billboard Top 200. – by Matt Bishop